Puberty

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Puberty

  1. 1. Puberty Reproductive life: adolescence
  2. 2. Girls Physical changes Genitals get bigger Breasts develop Hair grows in pubis and underarm Vocal cords grow Sebaceous glands secrete more sebum, but less than in boys. Menarche: first period Body fat increases
  3. 3. Boys Physical changes Genitals get bigger Shoulders widen and pelvis narrows. Body hair grows. Vocal cords grow, results in a lower voice Sebaceous glands secrete more sebum Sweating increases and acne develops on face, ches and back. Muscle mass increases
  4. 4. Girls and Boys Mental changes Need for freedom Feel self-sufficient Don’t feel understood Want to belong to a group of people of their kind. Discover their body Increasingly interested in their sexuality Become rebellious and even violent which causes communication problems.

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